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Nurse Consultant in Rheumatology, Rehabilitation and Pain Services

Band 8c

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Rheumatology, Rehabilitation and Pain Services
Band 8c
Part time: 22.5 hours per week
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£66,520 - £77,340 per annum pro rata inc.
08/03/2020 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field.  We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world’s most complex and innovative care to our patients

  • Rated Good by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence,  leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme
  • Further major redevelopment underway across the Stanmore site – improving and modernising our facilities to maintain our position as the UK’s leading centre for orthopaedic medicine
  • In the NHS staff survey, over 90% of our staff were satisfied with the quality of care they are able to give to patients - the best result of any NHS Trust in the country
  • Our staff also indicated that they had the best experience of appraisals as compared to all other NHS Trusts.

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH’s journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Our aim is to remain a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS. To do this, we have four core values that underpin everything that we do. We use our values to help ensure that we are always focused on the things that our staff and patients believe are most important:

  • Patients first, always
  • Excellence, in all we do
  • Trust, honesty and respect, for each other
  • Equality, for all

Our annual staff survey results have been improving year on year, with our staff telling us that their experience of working at the Trust is getting better and better. They also indicate that our staff feel very loyal to the RNOH and committed to its role in providing the very best care to our complex patient group. We hope that we can welcome you to our growing team soon.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional, advanced nurse with demonstrable clinical and senior management skills, to the post of Consultant Nurse in Rheumatology, Rehabilitation and Pain Services within the Medicine and Therapies division at the RNOH.

The Rheumatology Department and the Chronic Pain Department programs are held on a dedicated Monday to Friday rehabilitation ward. There are some off site hotel based programs with varied lengths of stay dependant on the program type. There is also outpatient clinic activity, and a day attenders onsite infusion suite on the rehabilitation ward for the delivery of various drug therapies.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Consultant to provide face to face clinic reviews where patient needs are assessed and the most appropriate pathway developed to ensure the patient’s rehabilitation journey meets their complex needs. You will lead the Clinical Nurse Specialists across the departments and support multiple teams development.

There is a concentrated need to work collaboratively with the wider MDT on a daily basis and further develop the patients program. The team includes Consultants in Chronic Pain, Rheumatology, Metabolic Bone disease, pharmacy colleagues, other non –consultant grade Doctors, Clinical Nurse Specialists and clerical staff.

The post holder will follow the patient’s journey from traditional rheumatological interventions to a more self-management approach, giving patients the skills to deal with ongoing pain and flare up issues.

As one of the only remaining centres specialising in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and to some extent hypermobility syndromes, you will be integral to the service including an early diagnostic clinic, management strategy and follow up clinics for these uncommon and poorly understood conditions.

The post holder would also be providing evidence based clinical advice to healthcare professionals, patients and their carers. The post holder will help to deliver a patient focused service through the delivery of integrated care and contribute to the visions, values and objectives of this speciality Trust.

The post holder will be responsible for direct line management of senior members of the nursing team in Chronic Pain, and Rheumatology services. You will provide strong visible senior leadership for nurses within your departments but also Trust Wide.

The post holder will have proven ability to engage clinical and managerial teams in developing a high performance culture and you will lead your team to continually implement and improve high quality care delivery.

This is an excellent opportunity for the post holder to join a progressive forward thinking organisation that aims to shape the future of health and social care provision for the services users. The post holder must be able to establish credibility with a wide range of individuals and relate well to the teams they lead. The post holder must possess leadership, empowerment and negotiation skills together with the vision and drive to ensure success. The post holder must be able to demonstrate that your leadership style reflects our values and behaviors and supports the organisational culture we have created. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gill Thurlow, /0208 909 5792 or Pauline Robertson / 0208 909 5795